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Hermitage Sports880 viewsMarlyn Whyte, Ishbel McSporran, Elizabeth Soutar and Joyce Robertson in a hurdles race at the Hermitage School Sports at Ardencaple. Image, circa 1962, supplied by Marlyn Ritchie (nee Whyte).
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Obstacle race836 viewsAn obstacle race in Helensburgh on August 15 1901, obviously part of a well attended event.
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1909 Helensburgh Amateurs1206 viewsIn this picture, taken at the Mossend playing field, now an area of housing, are back row: Jimmy Palmer, Willie Wilson, Jimmy Murray, John Laver, and goalkeeper Freddie Keith, Joe Keith, committee member Donald Laver, president Jackie Robertson — a foreign correspondent to trade, Peter McNeil and George Laver; middle row: Bob Campbell, Stevie Cameron, and Abe Reece; front row: Jimmy Smith, Neil Thomson, Duncan McNeil and Jimmy Jardine.
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Tennis in 19121264 viewsPlayers at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club in Suffolk Street in 1912.
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1913 Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club881 viewsBack: Miss Lilley, G.Schoelles, Miss Raeburn, R.T.Templeton (Hon Sec), J.H.Strang, Miss Mackay, Mrs A.M.Stewart, Miss Macnab; middle: Dr Downs, A.G.Shillcock, J.W.Swinburne, Sheriff Blair, Miss Rodger, Miss V.MacBrayne, Mrs Strang, Mrs Hardcastle, Miss Preston, Miss Mackay; front: Miss Hamilton, Miss Douglas, Miss R.I.Templeton, Miss MacBrayne, Miss E.MacPhee, Miss Sewell, Miss Marsters, Miss M.A.Young, Miss Sidebottom, Miss F.Smith, Miss MacPhee; on ground: G.E.Fleming, J.G.Anderson. Image dated September 1913.
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Rhu Amateurs1033 viewsThe Rhu Amateurs football team and officials at Ardenconnel Park, Rhu. Image circa 1925.
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1921 Swimming Gala901 viewsThe Meechan brothers took this picture of crowds watching a swimming competition on a June Saturday on the east side of Helensburgh pier, 18 years before the town's outdoor swimming pool opened. Some of the boats are the town's old jollyboats, which used to be laid up beside the East Esplanade.
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Craighelen Tennis Club 19281023 viewsCraighelen Tennis Club members pictured outside the clubhouse in 1928.
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Busy Gala322 viewsHelensburg swimming pool is packed with spectators for a Helensburgh Swimming Club gala c.1936 — and the East Bay beyond is equally busy with sunseekers.
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Outdoor pool119 viewsTwo swimmers on the slide at Helensburgh Outdoor Pool in August 1938.
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High Green 195117 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Bowling Club, known as the High Green, pictured in 1951. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.
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Dancing Swimmers1382 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Amateur Swimming Club at the end of season dance, circa 1952. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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